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how do i replace a side mirror on a 2000 new beetle

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how do i replace a side mirror on a 2000 new beetle?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 years ago.

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Glass Replacement




CAUTION Always wear eye protection and protective gloves when removing or working with mirror glass.

  1. Apply protective tape around the upper and lower edges of the mirror housing to protect the finish.
  2. Grasp the mirror firmly on the top and bottom of the mirror around the mirror housing.
  3. Carefully squeeze the upper portion of the mirror causing it to pivot to its stop.
  4. Using a suitable wide face, hard plastic prytool, or a sturdy 2 inch (50mm) paint or gasket scraper wrapped in protective tape, carefully pry the bottom center of the mirror upward until it releases from the bottom fastening lugs, then carefully pry at the top center of the mirror until the upper lugs release. If the mirror is heated, use a long needle nose pliers to carefully wiggle the electrical connectors off the back of the mirror.




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Fig. Carefully squeeze the mirror glass until the base has bottomed, then use a suitable wide faced prytool to release the upper and lower retainers



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Fig. Once the mirror is released, if it is a heated mirror, disconnect the 2 electrical connectors



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Fig. To install, seat the mirror onto its base and squeeze from the center top and bottom until it is fully seated

To install:

  1. Seat the mirror onto the mirror base and carefully squeeze the top center and bottom center of the mirror until it snaps in place.

 

Power Mirrors



Removal & Installation
Motor

  1. Remove the front door trim, as outlined in this section.
  2. Remove the mirror adjuster from inside of door trim (see arrows in illustration).
  3. Unfasten the cover bolt, then unclip the cover.
  4. Remove the insulating foam from mirror triangle.
  5. Remove the bolt and remove rearview mirror from the front door. If necessary, detach the electrical connector.
  6. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    FIG : View of the mirror cover bolt (1), cover (2), mounting bolts (3) and mirror (4)

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  7. Fig. View of the mirror cover bolt (1), cover (2), mounting bolts (3) and mirror (4)


    Removal & Installation





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    Fig. Remove the interior cover



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    Fig. Pull back the insulation



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    Fig. Remove the mirror support screws



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    Fig. Remove the mirror adjustment knob

  8. FIG : Exploded view of the outside mirror assembly

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  9. Fig. Exploded view of the outside mirror assembly

    1. On manual remote control mirrors, unscrew the adjusting knob.
    2. On electric remote mirrors, carefully pry the control out of the door and disconnect the wiring.
    3. Remove the inside door panel.
    4. Remove the cable control lock-nut or disconnect the wiring and remove the screws to remove the mirror from the door.
    5. Installation is the reverse of removal.


    The outside mirror housing car be removed separately from the mirror assembly on 1998-00 Passat models and A4 models.

    1. Pivot the mirror assembly forward to ease removal.
    2. Center the mirror glass in the mirror housing so the glass will not catch the housing cover when lifted upward.
    3. Insert a suitable flat blade screwdriver into the access hole at the bottom of the mirror assembly and pivot the handle forward and release the retaining clip, then pull the housing assembly upward.
    4. Installation is in reverse order of removal.


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